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Basildon Healthcare Library Harlow Healthcare Library


Basildon Healthcare Library will be unavailable from 4.30pm on Monday 26th April until 6pm on Tuesday 27th April, Wednesday 5th May from 4.30pm until 1pm Thursday 6th May. A virtual service will be in place for the above dates including the afternoon of 6th May (1-4.30pm) so please email your queries to library@btuh.nhs.uk

You can renew your books on ELMS with your user ID (barcode number at the back of your Library card) and PIN (4 digits of your YEAR of birth).

Email the Library for OpenAthens enquiries or vist the NHS Athens page on this website .

Harlow Healthcare Library and the computer rooms will re-open from 1st March 2021 with contingencies in place. 24-hour access is available for Library members and staffed hours are detailed below. Please ensure adherence to social distancing guidelines at all times. Masks, sanitisers, and cleaning supplies are provided for your use. Harlow Healthcare Library staffed hours:

Virtual 1to1 Training and Select & Collect services continue to be available. Email: Library or call ext. 7021.

You can renew your books on ELMS with your user ID (barcode number at the back of your Library card) and PIN (4 digits of your YEAR of birth).

Email the Library for OpenAthens enquiries or vist the NHS Athens page on this website .

You can watch short videos developped by colleagues at Papworth for Reflective Writing, Academic Writing, Writing for publication, Critical Appraisal Resource.

Contact details can be found on the contact page.

For information resources available about Covid-19, please check our Coronavirus page on this website.

Basildon & Harlow Healthcare Libraries

are multidisciplinary libraries which support all NHS and Social Care staff including Students on placement based in Essex, in their everyday working practice. The Library provides electronic resources, details of which are available on this website. We support a wide range of activities, from evidence-based practice to professional development to research.

Basildon Healthcare Library is working with the library at Princess Alexandra Hospital at Harlow to develop a consistent, high quality library service to two Trusts, improving standards, streamlining current processes and introducing new services such as a Clinical Librarian Service across the sites.

Welcome to the Library video

Library News

UpToDate Anywhere

MSE and Princess Alexandra Staff have access to UpToDate Anywhere which allows you to install the App on up to 2 mobile devices for quicker access. Please find instructions on how to set this up at Basildon and Harlow.


KnowledgeShare_logo is our targeted current awareness service. The alerts include resources like guidelines, systematic reviews and selected high-level journals - you will not be inundated with primary research articles. Please complete a registration form to set up current awareness service tailored to your professional interests. In order to access the KnowledgeShare system you need to log in using your OpenAthens ID.


The BNF & BNFC App is available to NHS staff and gives you access to practical, evidence-based medicines information wherever you are. The BNF Publications App can be downloaded from the App Store for iOS devices, and Google Play for Android devices.



All staff have access to HSJ when registering with a valid MSE & PAH email account.

HSJ is unique in covering all aspects of english healthcare.

HSJ local is an invaluable resource that allows you to keep up-to-date with your local NHS organisations, preparing you for any conversations that you may have.

You can access a user guide online to help you make the most of the service.

Be sure to download the HSJ App.

The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures

closureThe Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures provides evidence-based clinical skills and procedures related to essential aspects of a patient's care with a valid NHS OpenAthens password.


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elms library catalogue

Click on the tree logo above to search our stock, renew, request material and also for evidence search request.

New Stock

New books recently added at Basildon


YouTube tutorial on using ELMS